American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Yukon Territory, Mount Walsh

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  • Publication Year: 1967

Mount Walsh. After walking across the head of the Hubbard, the Walsh and the Donjek glaciers from Divide Camp of the Icefield Ranges Research Project at 60°45' N. and 139°40' W. and receiving an airdrop at 10,000 feet, Miller Myers waited in camp there while Alex Bittenbender, Dennis Draper, Dave Shaw and I made the third ascent of Mount Walsh (14,780 feet), climbing the west basin and ridge and reaching the summit on August 13. All of us then attempted Mount Steele from the east but failed to make the intervening "Four Glacier Dome” (14,250 feet) because of storms. Time grew short and so we walked out the Donjek Glacier, waded the Donjek River at the glacial snout and followed a long unused pack trail, well-named Wade Creek, and a mining road out to the Alaska Highway at Mile 1111.

Vin Hoeman

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